What happened this day in history February 28

What are the important events that happened on February 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 28 is the 59th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 15, 2022 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,433,440 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘pentacontaenneagon’ day.

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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 328 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,356 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 28 Historical Events

  • 1638
    The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
  • 1854
    The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
  • 1870
    The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1883
    The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1885
    The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)
  • 1893
    The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched.
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.
  • 1985
    The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.
  • 1997
    GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.
  • 2005
    A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.

Who were born on February 28?

  • 1612
    John Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686)
  • 1824
    Blondin, French tightrope walker (d. 1897)
  • 1896
    Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1925
    Harry H Corbett, English actor (d. 1982)
  • 1957
    Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1960
    Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress (d. 1980)
  • 1963
    Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
  • 1964
    Fernando del Valle, American tenor
  • 1965
    Park Gok-ji, South Korean film editor
  • 1969
    Robert Sean Leonard, American actor

Who died on February 28?

  • 1453
    Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400)
  • 1869
    Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer and poet (b. 1790)
  • 1935
    Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian composer (b. 1847).
  • 1956
    Emile Buisson, French murderer (executed) (b. 1902)
  • 1967
    Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)
  • 1993
    Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress and dancer (b. 1910)
  • 2004
    Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian soldier (b. 1982)
  • 2007
    Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (b. 1946)
  • 2008
    Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)
  • 2009
    Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster (b. 1918)

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